New life for the honey house!

New life for the honey house!

New purpose!  We are always amazed at how fast we re-purpose buildings around the farm.  The day after the bee items were sold, we had seedlings and the grow lights setup.  Our house does not get much natural light (we have overhangs on the house!) and having the grow...
End of an era

End of an era

Today was the day! We posted this week that we are retiring from beekeeping.  This was a decision made early last year.  We knew 2023 would be our last year for honey!  Time keeps marching on. Maurita is no longer able to lift the heavy boxes.  Meghan has developed a...
Honey 2020

Honey 2020

Honey!  We did some extracting last week.  As always, it’s delicious. We have jars for sale.  $10/jar.  Pickup at the farm or in SW Calgary. Thanks to Grandma (the beekeeper!) and helpers grandpa, nieces Rian and...
Bee Hive Splits for sale

Bee Hive Splits for sale

Some of our hives coming out of winter were so full we did some extra splits!$350 for a split and it includes all brand new equipment:1 x deep box9 x frames1 x bottom board1 x top board1 x top cover1 x new queenThe hives were treated with apivar in the spring for...
Winter bee care

Winter bee care

Checking on the bees!  They all seem happy.  We changed out the bags of wood chips to reduce the amount of humidity in the top...
Honey harvest

Honey harvest

We have started harvesting our honey! The frames are very beautiful.  We use the scraper to break open the wax.  We have a 4 frame extractor that spins and the honey drains out the bottom.We do an initial filter out of the extractor and then filter again through a...

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